Monday, 29 May 2017

Ballooning in Myanmar


  I mentioned this in my top ten Myanmar post but I will emphasise here once more that you need to book ahead of time if you would like a balloon ride in Bagan. I think when we made our first stop in Bagan, we tried to book maybe 3 days ahead and they were fully booked and could not accommodate us. Basically, we ended up making an unnecessary second trip in order to experience the hotly sought ballooning over Bagan.

  I have to say I am well pleased we went back and decided to commit to the idea of doing it. It was an activity I knew I wanted to partake in even before I started any real planning for our backpack adventure.

  Balloons over Bagan is the company we went with. They have two locations, one here in Bagan and one over Inle lake. Bagan is where most travellers like to do it and I can definitely see why it is so alluring. The hundreds of ancient temples really make the experience happen.


  I believe it was $330.00 USD per person for us - it depends on the package you choose. Besides our flights, this was the only chunk of money we spent because we thought it was worth it! They pick you up at your guest house the day of around dawn and have coffee/tea and biscuits waiting for you while the balloons get prepped. At the end of the ride, champagne awaits and a bit of time is spent chitchatting with other travellers before heading back to your guest house. If the opportunity comes your way, I very much recommend it!

x

Han.

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Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm






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